Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s 91st Birthday Celebration and the Holy Day, Buddha’s Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day is coming up on Friday, June 4th. We will be joining many Kadampa centers around the world in celebrating our good fortune in having an incredible connection with Venerable Geshe-la. We remember every day the great kindness he has shown us but on this day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith while using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one day retreat.
The event will kick off on Thursday evening, June 3rd at 6:30pm with Gen Rinzin offering a brief explanation of this practice. On Friday, June 4th there will be three sessions of retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer mentioned above. It’s incredible to think we will be reciting Venerable Geshe-la’s name mantra all day together with Kadampas around the world!
Friday June 3rd
Introduction | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Friday, June 4th
Session 1 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 2 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Session 3 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Session 4 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja
Everyone is Welcome! Chanted prayers for the sessions are The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and Offering to the Spiritual Guide for the retreat. Click on the links to download digital copies of the prayers or purchase, Booklets will be provided for those who join in person.
Please come and join in this very auspicious celebration! Bring an offering for Geshe-la to put on the shrine or for Offering to the Spiritual Guide tsog puja in the evening. Also, please consider making a donation to the Center or the International Temples Project on this auspicious day. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Cost for the Friday, June 3rd teaching for $5; the June 4th retreat is FREE!